Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko earlier this year, stunned Kenyans when he appeared at a popular talk show in an all new re-branded look.
The remarkable fashion transformation of Nairobi's governor is amazing
Mike Sonko has undergone a complete image transformation from his years as a 'street hustler' to the now Nairobi Governor
The flamboyant politician was dressed up in a conservative business suit which was contrary to the trademark blings and jewelry that Kenyans have been accustomed to.
Just to bring you to light, Sonko, a name that connotes a man of limitless wealth, has for long been known to adopt a ‘gangsta’ look gauging from his past years as a ‘street hustler.’
It would not be a surprise seeing Sonko donning heavy gold and diamond rings and chains, a mohawk and other unconventional hair styles topped off with red, green, peroxide or other colourful dyes or even a pair of ripped jeans or zoot suits.
This look had won him a soft spot among Nairobians and more so those from the informal areas.
And now that he is the Governor of perhaps Kenya’s most complex counties, Mike Sonko has had to undergo a total image makeover to adorn a corporate look.
It has been the quite the image makeover to a growing maturity with the passage of time, as he explained at the talk show, from a street hustler to a member of the National Assembly, Senator and now the man at the helm of Nairobi County.
Business Insider SSA takes a look at the transformed Sonko from his past days as a ‘street hustler’ to the now Governor of Nairobi County:
Sonko has without doubt had a penchant for grandeur as seen in the pictures below:
In 2014, during an official state event, Mike Sonko took everyone by surprise including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto when he wore ripped jeans while every other government official was dressed up in official attire.
That aside, here is the totally transformed Mike Mbuvi Sonko who now seems to have acquired the corporate look since taking over Nairobi County:
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